The founder and history
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (Geshe-la) is the founder on the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). Geshe-la is a world-renowned Buddhist scholar and meditation master, who has introduced the ancient wisdom of Buddha to our modern world.
Founded by Geshe-la in 1981, our centre was the first of its kind to be established outside of the UK. Geshe-la has blessed us with his presence on several occasions and here he has given many teachings and empowerments. In 1999, we opened the Kadampa Temple for World Peace which was inaugurated by Geshe-la in 2001, and in 2012 the centre was transformed into a International Retreat Centre.